As a single male, in my late late twenties who has never used a traditional dating site in my life, I decided to expand my horizons and check out "i'm in like with you," the online dating site which puts a flirtatious spin on meeting people online.
Upon receiving an invite to "i'm in like with you" (thank you Jeremy Pepper) I set up my profile and performed a few people searches. I found some matches I wanted to add as contacts and I could not figure out how. I was at a loss for a few minutes as I tried to figure out how to add a contact from within the site and connect with others within the community. In talking with others that have used the site, I confirmed this was a common issue with using the site for the first time. I was under the impression that I would search and connect with new friends but it is not that easy.
"i'm in like with you" is driven by points which are the currency of the community. Users can collect and use points to navigate through the site to add friends. Users can get points by:
- logging in everyday
- answering profile questions
- picking winners for your closed games
- for being chosen as the winner of a game
Users setup games that others within the community can bid on with points. This was a bit of a turn off to me as it makes it difficult and time consuming to meet people within the community as only the top bidders get to connect with the user who setup the game. However, I could see how a user could get very involved in the community. My "i'm in like with you" profile is shown below.